Foods That Fight Sunburn
Food is quite magical…
Many fabulous foods contain nutrients that can also help to boost our skin’s antioxidant levels and protect us against sun damage!
So when you are off on holiday make sure you a filling your body with some of these goodies to help combat and protect your skin from future burns.
Nourishing Nutrients to Protect your Skin:
Raw Cacao – this wondrous food contains a good dose of antioxidants that protect our skin from sunburn. So it’s obviously essential to have some raw chocolate brownies!
Green leafy veg – rich in oxygenated carotenoid compounds known as xanthophylls. Carotenes are unoxygenated carotenoid compounds which provide pigment to fruits and vegetables. This pigment is used by plants as sunscreen and can activate melanin. Other fab foods containing high concentrations of carotenes are: apricots, papaya, mango, carrots, sweet potatoes and beetroot.
Pomegranates – these gorgeous seeds contain powerful polyphenol compounds such as catechins and anthocyanins which help strengthen the skin making it stronger.
Vitamin C rich foods – Red peppers, cherries, kiwis, berries and citrus food, the perfect summer foods and with added goodness.
Omega 3 fatty rich foods – these yummy foods can help reduce inflammation and protect your skin from sunburn and melanoma .
Get some salmon, sardines, mackerel and chia seeds in ya!